Boston Red Sox Acquire OF Jeremy Hermida as Insurance

Posted: 9th November 2009 by Jeffrey Brown in MLB
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The Red Sox have acquired OF Jeremy Hermida from the Florida Marlins in exchange for minor league left-handers Jose Alvarez and Hunter Jones. Hermida was the Marlins first round pick (11th overall) back in 2002. He has been a starter for The Fish since 2006 and is a career .265 hitter, with 57 HRà this past season he hit .259, with 13 home runs in 129 games. It would seem the trade for Hermida may be designed to serve as insurance in case the Red Sox can not sign free agents Jason Bay or Matt Holliday this offseasonàalthough, quite frankly, the newly-acquired outfielder seems more well-suited to serve as a fourth outfielder than a regular. Red Sox Nation may remember that Hermida was among those players who were reportedly on the Red Sox short list last year when they began s ...

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